Infographics on Mask Use

These infographics from the World Health Organization instruct the public about mask-wearing to protect oneself and others against COVID-19 . Some of the infographics show not only how to wear the mask, but also how not to wear it. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.

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    Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

    Experimental and epidemiological data support community masking to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

    The prevention benefit of masking is derived from the combination of source control and personal protection for the mask wearer. The relationship between source control and personal protection is likely complementary and possibly synergistic, so that individual benefit increases with increasing community mask use.

    Further research is needed to expand the evidence base for the protective effect of cloth masks and in particular to identify the combinations of materials that maximize both their blocking and filtering effectiveness, as well as fit, comfort, durability, and consumer appeal. Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and adequate ventilation.

    Source: Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

      KAP COVID Dashboard: US and India Subnational View

      This dashboard is a visualization of a study of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19 and is a collaboration among Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Facebook Data for Good, MIT, WHO and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

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        KAP COVID Dashboard: Individual Country Views

        This dashboard is a visualization of a study of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19 and is a collaboration among Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Facebook Data for Good, MIT, WHO and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

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          COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Wear Your Mask

          This illustration indirectly reinforces the importance of wearing a mask before stepping out of the house. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

          Source: COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Wear Your Mask

          • Angshuman Kashyap
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          COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Cover Your Nose

          This illustration creatively reinforces the importance of wearing a face mask correctly. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

          Source: COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Cover Your Nose

          • Angshuman Kashyap
          • angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com
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          COVID-19 Informative Comics: Mask Use and Physical distance

          This illustration indirectly reinforces the two important COVID-19 preventive behaviors: Wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

          Source: COVID-19 Informative Comics: Mask Use and Physical Distance

          • Angshuman Kashyap
          • angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com
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          KAP COVID Dashboard: Global and Regional View

          This dashboard is a visualization of a study of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19 and is a collaboration among Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Facebook Data for Good, MIT, WHO and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

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            How Can I Ask My Friends to Wear Masks? Talking to Friends, Family, Kids, and Coworkers About COVID-19 Safety

            Navigating the interpersonal side of recommendations about wearing masks and physical distancing can be tricky. Physical distancing runs counter to many of our social norms and complicates the ways we work, celebrate milestones, and generally interact with other humans. Things can get even more complicated when people’s boundaries and perceived levels of safety are in conflict.

            So, what do you say to a friend who insists that COVID-19 is no worse than the flu? How do you talk to your parents who keep going to restaurants to eat indoors? What if a beloved family member wants you to come to their wedding or birthday party and you don’t feel safe attending? How do you talk to your kids about safety without scaring them too much?

            This guide lays out scenarios like these, and specialists Laura Murray, PhD, clinical psychologist and senior scientist in the Department of Mental Health, weighs in on the interpersonal side of pandemic precautions. Crystal Watson, DrPH, a senior scholar at the Center for Health Security, provides practical underpinnings based on current research, data, and public health guidance.

            Source: How Can I Ask My Friends to Wear Masks? Talking to Friends, Family, Kids, and Coworkers About COVID-19 Safety

              Wear Your Mask the Right Way

              This is a series of Instagram messages created by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The messages show the many ways people avoid wearing their masks properly, along with a humorous message. The posters address common mistakes people make while wearing a mask, such as holding it in their hands, wearing it on their arms or on their chin.

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